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Clarion County woman loses $700 to online cat scam

Salem Township, PA – A Clarion County woman lost $700 while trying to purchase a cat online.

On May 1, the unnamed 41-year-old Lamartine woman was attempting to purchase a cat from what unfortunately turned out to be a scam website.

She sent $700 in American Express pre-paid cards but did not receive the animal.

Police warn to always be suspicious of anyone who asks for payments specifically in gift cards, which are more difficult to track after the scam.

Click Here to read the online police report. (You’ll need to scroll down to page 3 to see this specific report.)

NOTE: The cat in the image above is a stock image, not a photo of the actual cat in this incident.